Soul Digga (12″ / Jalapeno Records)

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As a sneak peak, we’re putting together a taster pack of 4 tunes coming off the new Basement Freaks full length album. You can pick up the 4-track taster EP on Jalapeno records a few months before the album drops.

Special thanks to homie Timothy Wisdom for the introduction of this mini mix.

Buy the 12″ here
http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/473953-01.htm

Digga

Download the “Soul Digga” EP from

Juno Download,

itunes,

Beatport.

http://www.jalapenorecords.com/

Mo Diggity (45′ rpm / Ghetto Funk Records)

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Ghetto Funk Presents: Allstar 45s – Dancefloor Outlaws & Basement Freaks Third release in this vinyl only 7 inch series created for DJ to use as a weapon. We see Cornish boys Dancefloor Outlaws bring a solid banger in the shape of Meet Me, one to get the girls on the floor with top vocal antics. On the flip we have the mighty Basement Freaks with a huge and already classic track Mo Diggity. Available on VINYL ONLY Limited Edition 45.

Daddy G (Massive Attack) – “Meet me on the dancefloor, does what it says on the can. Good stuff…in my box for sure”
Olly G (Freerange DJs) – “Going through the promo’s this morning and when “Mo Diggity” came on the Mrs got all horny and I got laid….. Thumbs up!”
Urusula1000 – “Dopeness”
Matt Alien – “Really Good”
Fat Harry (HongKongPingPong) – “Musical rohypnol for the discerning dj – top darts!”
DJ Yoda – “Nice Stuff”
Trevor Mac (Jalapeno Records) – “Both Strong”

Buy the 7″ here

Something Freaky (12 / Jalapeno Records)

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“Greece is the word … its got groove it’s got meaning.”

Ok so Frankie Valli wasn’t talking about the country when he wrote those lyrics but he should have been because Greece has quietly upped its game to become one of the world funkiest club outposts.

Sweden can keep the house mafia – Greece has got the ghetto-funk massive and leader of the pack is Thessaloniki’s George Fotiadis the man behind Basement Freaks.

George has been killing it for the last few years on some of the world hottest labels dropping breakbeat science for nu-funk scene leader GoodGroove , US funk breaks outpost Funk Weapons (run by All Good Funk Alliance) and Smoove’s Wack Records as well as Washington DC’s ESL, Austria’s Innvision, San Francisco’s Aniligital, Breakbeat Paradise and hot newcomer Manmade. On top of this his Bombastic Jam label is one of the most sought after labels on Beatport & Juno.

Having heard his remix of Smoove & Turrell’s Beggarman single – Jalapeno got wind of the fact the there was some new original Basement Freaks material in the offing and made a swift offer to pick up the project after giving the first ep a listen.

Something Freaky is the killer track featuring the Prince–like vocals of Georges Perin who alongside soul singer Jazzmin make up the vocalists for the project.

For more info contact trevor@jalapenorecords.com

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Reviews

Crowd warming gold. Thessaloniki based Greek-Funk don, George Fotiadis gets busy in the studio with the Prince inspired vocals of Georges Perin and soul singer Jazzmin to create some sleaze driven early doors grime. Bad-ass funkadelic remixes from Colombo, Max Sedgley and heavy weight contender, Pimpsoul. Winners all round. 3/5
Mr No Hands – Mixmag Breaks

Basement Freaks’ soon to drop album is something lots of people are getting very excited about,
and Jalapeno ramp up the anticipation here by releasing the title track along with some storming remixes.The awesome original is about as close as you can get to a modern day prince sounding track.Think ‘Push Up’ with an extra dose of funk and you’re almost there.
Remixes come from label cohort Max Sedgley who keeps the funk levels sky high then adds a gnarly bassline to toughen things up a bit,whilst breaks don Columbo turns
in a rolling techy mix with jackin’elements that works really well.
Pimpsoul steals the show though with his trademark phat beats and even phatter basslines
to keep the ghetto-funk crowd happy.

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Feedback

Rennie Pilgrem (TCR – Worldwide)
‘I still love the original best and have reviewed that one and bigged-it-up in the current issue of IDJ Mag.’

Fort Knox Five (Various – USA)
‘Really hard to choose a favorite on this blinding EP!! It is a toss up
between the original, the Pimpsoul, and Max Sedgley. They are all dope!
The Basement Freaks are at the top of the game right now!! RESPECT!!’

Mr No Hands (Mixmag Breaks / Various – UK)
‘Super tight , ultra funky lot, cant choose a fav mix, all rock!’

Graeme Park (Various – UK)
‘Yes, yes, YES! In next week’s show. No question about it!’

Aldo Vanucci (Various – UK)
‘Max sedgely wins that round. Wicked mix.’

Ursula 1000 (Various – USA)
‘Nice 1—-i’m all over this—yum!’

Plaza De Funk (Various – UK)
‘Original and Pimpsoul remix for me!!’

Mooqee (Bombstrikes – UK)
‘Pimpsoul smashes it on the remix…great stuff’

Parker (Various – UK)
‘Banging package, feeling Max’s remix the most.’

General Midi (Various – Worldwide)
‘Really feeling this, dead heat between the Sedgley / Pimpsoul mixes’

The Crystal Method (Various – Worldwide)
‘All mixes are strong but the Original and Max Sedgley remix are my favs. Loving this!’

Disco Life (12 / Jalapeno Records)

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BASEMENT FREAKS – DISCO LIFE EP – [JALAPENO]

Basement Freaks is actually Greece’s George Fotiadis, who presents four tracks well-endowed in the funk department. The title cut sets up a solid boogie synth-line for 90s-style filtered disco action with cool vocals from Jazzmin and George Perins. Three more tracks – old school JB funk of ’Hit The Flame’, ’Here We Go Again’ and ’Something Freaky’ – keep the party spirit simmering making for another red hot pepper for this esteemed label.

Kris Needs – DMC Update

Greece has got the nu-funk massive and leader of the pack is Thessaloniki’s George Fotiadis the man known as Basement Freaks. George has been dropping breakbeat science for nu-funk scene leaders GoodGroove , US funk breaks outpost Funk Weapons (run by All Good Funk Alliance) and Smoove’s Wack Records as well as  Washington DC’s ESL, Austria’s Innvision, San Francisco’s Aniligital, Breakbeat Paradise and Manmade. ‘Disco Life’ has original vocals by Jazzmin and George Perins. All tracks are feel-good party stompers but for me the stand-out by a mile is ‘Something Freaky’, which is hugely-funky with Prince-like vocals. If you liked ‘Push Up’ by the Free Stylers you
will love this.

Awesome 9/10
Rennie PilgremI-DJ Magazine Breaks

DJ Comments – Positive

Fedde Le Grand (Flamingo – Worldwide)
‘Fucking AMAZING. The best dance music I’ve heard in a long time!!!
Something Freaky is my favorite. Will def be in my radio show.’

ATFC (Various – UK)
‘Nice – interesting stuff, will keep an eye on these guys.’

Kid Kenobi (Various – Worldwide)
‘Time to bring back the funk. Bring on the re-evolution.’

Michael Reinboth (Compost Records – Germany)
‘I like this, funky fresh and def good for few plays. Support.’

Crystal Method (Various – Worldwide)
‘I’m diggin this release. Sure to bring any party to life. My favs 
are Hit The Flame and Something Freaky.’

Rennie Pilgrim (TCR / IDJ Magazine / Various – Worldwide)
‘Like the EP especially ‘Something Freaky’ which I think is top drawer.
Have reviewed it in iDJ.’

Pete Jordan (Spectrum/The Majeure Force/iDJ Magazine – UK)
‘Strong release – definitely will be playing Hit the Flame and Here We Go Again! Big tunes. Full support.’

Freddie Fresh (Various – USA)
‘Very dope indeed!’

Severino (HorseMeatDisco – london)
‘Really like this..groovy and sexy….Hot disco stuff!!’

Plaza De Funk (Various – UK)
‘4 funky bombs that are sure to go off at any party. Full support!!’

Russ / Cuban Brothers (Various – UK)
‘Wow, what a funky ep. 9/10.’

Found Sounds (DJ Magazine / Various – London)
‘Disco Life and Hit The Flame here…maybe a slight overuse of certain samples though.’

Hexidecimal (Spectrum – Nottingham)
‘Nice set of down beat funk, Disco Life is my pick of the bunch, good work!’

Maelstrom (Various – France)
‘Lovin this release, will perfectly fit in my funk sets, I’ll give it a spin on saturday for a start Hit the Flame is the one thats doin it for me, trademark Jalapeno funk with the groove locked in and the the booties shakin.’

Philly Blunt (Ambar / Boomtick / NSB Radio – Australia)
‘Loving the whole EP! Awesome stuff that’ll be getting plenty of spins.
4/5.’

DJ Love
(Stellar Music – USA)
‘This is right up my alley. Basement Freaks do it again! “Hit The Flame” is a rocker, for sure. I’m all over that one.’

Gino Silano (Various – London)
‘Excellent 4 tracks to start the year off with I love them all, great party tracks to play mid set at the Keston Lodge, The Fellow and the Defecters Weld. I will also be playlisting all tracks at the above venues.’

Boom Monk Ben (Solid Steel / Mixed Bizness – UK)
‘This is a great party record that will get played and played. Each track works well on it’s own and will provide me with plenty dancefloor action across all 4 tracks.’

Groove Diggerz (Breakin Even – UK)
‘Lovin this, really nice disco bizniss!! Love it.’

Richie Balboa (NSB Radio / Various – UK)
‘This is awsome, Top Grade nu funk, full support from me and NSB Radio. Here we go again is probably my favourite, will be on my Juno podcast next month for sure!’

Craig Woodrow (Various – Brighton)
‘Yeah Hit the flame hits the spot!!’

Ashley Beedle (Various – Worldwide)
‘Thanks for the Disco Life EP. Really into the Hit The Flame track. Will be spinning  and supporting.’

Justin Rushmore (Finger Lickin – Worldwide)
‘Awesome release great mid tempo funker that steers the right side of ‘clap your hands’ cheese.’

John Jones (Hed Kandi / Stereo Sushi – UK)
‘Really cool disco vibes EP here. All tracks are slamming!’

Graeme Park (Various – UK)
‘Wonderful!  “Hit The Flame”!’

Dj Prosper (French Breaks)
‘It’s been really fast cause i knew those tracks before. My two fav track are “Hit the Flame” & “Something Freaky” wich is a real FUNKY BOMB! “Disco Life” & “Here we go again” are not my cup of tea cause of the vocal. Anyway it’s still a great release. I put a 7 / 10. Well done Mr George.’

HARPER (Radio Euro / Laif magazine – Poland)
‘This is very good release and excellent party funk music.  All tunes are quality but i’m not really into these female vocals here so it’s all about “Hit The Flame” and “Something Freaky” for me. Strong radio (Funkadelia show) and club support from me on these two tunes.’

Greg Fenton (DMC Update / Various – UK)
‘I liked Hit The Flame – good response.’

Da Wiseguy (Various – Dublin)
‘Fan-bloody-tastic! Getting more and more back into my funky shit, and jalapeno is where it’s at. top stuff – will blare out on the show tomorrow…may even be TUNE OF THE WEEK…!? :)’

Nico De Ceglia
(Codex / Various – London)
‘Disco Life is nice.’

Kickflip
(Various – Sheffield)
‘Wickedly funky stuff once again! Favourite is Something Freaky, with
Hit The Flame close up behind.’

That Girl DJ
(Boomslang / NSB Radio – Cambridge)
‘Loving the funk! Definitely supporting this one, getting lots of play on the radio show. Thanks for sending.’

Adam Fogarty (Breakonomics – Ireland)
‘Big fan of the Basement Freaks for a number of years now, great to see them on Jalepeno. Hit the Flame charted at 5 in our chart. Great release. Will be supporting live too.’

Clare Scott (Ibiza Voice)
‘Nice stuff, not normally into vocals but Disco Life is the one for me. Reminds me of Kyoto Jazz Massive/LLorca with a disco edge.’

Mr Sushi (Botchit – UK)
‘Great stuff here ‘Hit The Flame’ is the winner.’

DJ Comments – Negative

Mr No Hands (Mixmag Breaks)
‘Great production, bit too ‘pop’ for me though.’

Found Sounds (DJ Magazine / Various – London)
‘Disco life and hit the flame…all cool but a little repetitious on certain samples.’

Jam In The Jungle feat Mc Coppa (12 / BPP Recordings)

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BPP on Wax 01 : Basement Freaks – Jam In The Jungle feat Mc Coppa

Side A
Jam In The Jungle feat Mc Coppa

Side B
Balkanizacia

BBP Recordings is very proud to welcome back one of the absolute leading men in the nu funk scene: Basement Freaks with another outstanding EP: Jam In the Jungle, which is also the very first BBP release on 12′ vinyl. Basement Freaks has teamed up with some other nu funk heavyweighters Parker (Good Groove/Jalapeno/Roc Star) and BadboE (Good Groove/Bombstrikes/Auditory Designs) to deliver some banging remixes as well as the talented Mc Coppa with fresh rhymes on the title tune.

It has been quite a journey for the Greek producer George Fotiadis aka Basement Freaks, since his last release on BBP called Street Assassin from 2008. He has been releasing music on just about every nu funk label which has earned him the title: the hardest working man in the international nu funk and breakbeat scene! Most recently he has released the very successful Disco Life EP on Jalapeno Records.

Get the vinyl
http://www.kudosrecords.co.uk/release/bbp022/Basement_Freaks_Jam_In_The_Jungle.html

Jam in the Jungle